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ERP Overview Comparison Guide

Ziff Davis
May 2014

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is, in short, management software for your business. It helps run all aspects from customer data,
accounting, human resources, manufacturing, etc. An organization can also integrate various applications dedicated to a specific
business function as well as automate back office tasks.

If you are new to ERP and looking to see what options are available in market, this guide will help you start with the basics. It
highlights the top ten solutions and the main features you should be looking at when considering integrating ERP.

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ERP Overview
Relevant
SMB - Financing
Vendor/Product Products/ Price Range User Range Multi Site Multi National Architecture Database Platform Server OS
Enterprise Options
Modules

Windows,
Epicor ERP Enterprise 3 3 Unlimited MS, Linux/Unix
Linux/Unix

Epicor
Express
SMB $$$ 3 Unlimited Web-based Web-based

Microsoft Three Annual 5-1000 Microsoft


Dynamics AX
Enterprise $$$$
Payments SAO, .NET Windows
Licenses SQL Server
Microsoft
Up to 250
** ** ** ** **
Perpetual
Dynamics SMB $$$
License Licenses
GP

** ** ** **
NetSuite
ERP
SMB $$ 3 Unlimited Cloud

Windows,
EnterpriseOne Enterprise $$$ 3 Over 4k Cloud, Mobile Oracle Android

Cloud, SQL, Windows,


Plex Systems Enterprise $$ 3 20-Unlimited **
Open-source Android

Windows, Windows,
Sage300 SMB-
ERP Enterprise
3 3 10-250+ Linux/Unix, MS, SQL Linux/Unix,
SaaS, Online Mobile

Windows, Windows,
Sage 500
ERP
Enterprise 3 3 10-250+ Linux/Unix, MS, SQL Linux/Unix,
SaaS, Online Mobile

Subscription,

** ** **
Business
ByDesign
SMB $$ Invoiced 50-250 Cloud
Quarterly

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ERP Overview
Performance CRM Sales Social Tools for ERP
Difficulty Product/Project Life
Vendor/Product Customizable
Customization2
Financials Management and HR
Cycle Management
Manufacturing Supply Chain
Integration Applications
Business Intelligence

Yes Easy

Limited Easy

Yes Difficult

Yes Difficult 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Yes Difficult

Yes Easy 1 1 1 1

Yes Difficult 1 1 1

Yes Easy

Yes Difficult 1 1

Yes Difficult 1

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Footnotes

Footnotes
1 Some features available as add-on modules
2 Customizable:
EASY - Customization can be performed by internal IT Staff;
DIFFICULT - Customization requires vendor support, consultant, or outside specialist
3Finance options only discussed when ready to purchase

**Information was not available. Please contact the vendor.

$$ <$199 per month per user or expected equivalent for perpetual license with maintenance over 36 months
$$$ between $200 and $400 per month per user or expected equivalent for perpetual license with maintenance over 36 months
$$$$ > $400 per month per user or expected equivalent for perpetual license with maintenance over 36 months

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